Michigan Health Insurance Exchange Abortion Ban (HB 4065)
This law was last updated on Jan 22, 2014
HB 4065 would have prohibited state insurance exchanges created under the Affordable Care Act from including coverage for abortion except through the purchase of optional rider, unless the abortion is necessary to avert the death of the pregnant woman.
HB 4065 was the companion bill to SB 137, and was tie-barred with HB 4597 and HB 4066. (“Tie bar” is a device to condition the effectiveness of legislation on the enactment or passage of other specified legislation. In other words, if one bill fails, they all fail.)
This bill died in committee, but the same provisions were ultimately included in a citizen-initiated petition by Right to Life of Michigan, which the Michigan legislature passed on December 11, 2013. (See Abortion Insurance Opt-Out Act, Public Act 182 of 2013.)